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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello all. I am in the planning stages of an attic conversion to add a master suite in my 1941 home. I'm planning to do most of the work myself, subbing out whatever the county won't let me do (plumbing and mechanical) and what I don't want to deal with (drywall and roofing). The roof is...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello, I need some expert advice to convert the 24x12 space over my garage into usable storage. It was built with a truss which I will describe. The Rise is 116" and the Run is 135" with an approximate pitch of 7/16 The Common Rafter is 177" with a 85" brace truss from the base of the Rise to...
  3. Remodeling
    Hi, I have just bought a 3 bed 1971 house in the UK, and have been given a green-light to convert the attic. I want a home cinema, simple. I have been reading around, and have a general idea, but there are still holes in my knowledge, that I am hoping to fill here: i) How can I tell if any...
  4. Insulation
    After we knocked out a chimney and our kitchen ceiling for a home remodel, we discovered a relatively roomy attic space above the kitchen, which we are now finishing so we can make use of it. However, right now there is no insulation between this attic space and the roof. I want to change that...
  5. Insulation
    My husband and I purchased a historic home that had been previously renovated during the housing boom. Naturally, the investors did a flip it style renovation and put in granite countertops and tile floors, etc. but neglected many more important features such as insulation. The center area of...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone, I recently moved into a new construction house and I am starting to plan my attic renovation. I have been trying to research how to add extra support to the collar ties to support the weight of blown in insulation above them as well as the sheetrock that I will hang under them...
  7. Plumbing
    I have a house that is a hundred years old, has a basement, ground floor, and unfinished attic. I am in the process of converting the attic into liveable space and want to add a bathroom. Currently the house has one bathroom on the ground floor. The main drain is of 4" cast iron and runs...
  8. Carpentry
    Looking for cost estimates: I'm adding a third floor master suite and want to build 3 dormers to open up the attic. One is gabled (8 ft x 15 ft), one is a shed (4 ft x 10 ft) and one is doghouse (6 ft x 6 ft). thanks!
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I purchased a great downtown building that is well over 100 years old, it has a 3rd floor apartment with a 4th floor attic that is not finished. it has 12 foot ceilings with great old architecture that I would love to keep visible after the renovation. I want to make it a warm space in the...
  10. HVAC
    Hello All, I am in the process of finishing my attic. I need to know if: I can move the furnace pipe? - which is almost in the middle of the area which will become a bedroom; I can move the stove pipe? - a little left of center of the bedroom. My hope is that I get 2 yeses :thumbup: and that...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, hope someone can assist with this problem. I've been converting attic space in my house into two bedrooms, a bathroom and a play area. In one room where the drywall has been finished (but not yet painted), I've been finding cracks along the seams and also areas where the seams are bulging...
  12. HVAC
    I am converting my attic and want to have an independent heating/cooling system. I have priced mini-splits and may go that route. Right now I'm looking at around 5000.00 for what I need. I want to look into one of the type of systems that are in hotels--they are floor model air...
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